Listening Resources

Voice of America
Listen to news stories and stories on a range of topics. You can read along with the stories as well, and simply double click on a word to be connected to the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary. The website offers podcasts on a variety of topics too.

ManyThings.org
This website compiles interesting links from the Voice of America to assist ESL students with their listening. Listen and read along to these stories.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
This website is designed to help learners with their listening skills by listening to spoken English on various topics. The student can quiz themselves on what was heard. The website also includes other helpful listening exercises, such as 20 minute vocabulary lessons.

National Public Radio
Listen to news stories and other interesting stories on this online radio station.

ABC News: News in a Flash
Browse through news reports on many current topics. Watching news or t.v. can be a helpful way to learn a language and learn about a culture at the same time.

BBC World Newscasts

BBC News on radio and on television.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

A great American Dictionary that features an audio dictionary! Just click on the speaker button to hear the proper pronunciation. This dictionary also gives a thorough definition of the words, parts of speech, and even has a “word of the day” section. You may also find their thesaurus helpful when looking for English synonyms.

Online Classes- Livemocha

A free series of online classes that work with both audio and visual materials. Helps to practice speaking, writing, grammar, listening, reading and much more! Just sign up and it is free!